Application Forms For NSFAS 2025/2026

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Application Forms For NSFAS 2025/2026

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In terms of funding higher education in South Africa, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides monetary assistance to students from less privileged homes to cater for their education. As the application portal is open, eligible students must complete the online application form to be considered for NSFAS financial assistance. Typically, the NSFAS application form features information about the student’s personal information, household income, academic performance, and other important details. The goal is to determine the applicant’s financial need and eligibility for financial assistance.

The objective of this post is to furnish a detailed guide on the application forms for NSFAS 2025/2026, and the application procedure, ensuring that students possess all the essential information to successfully apply and secure the financial assistance they require.

SEE MORE: NSFAS Consent Form PDF 2025

NSFAS Application Opening Date 2025/2026

Are you seeking to apply for NSFAS? Then the time is NOW!!!!. The application portal of NSFAS will soon open and start accepting applications for the 2025/2026 academic year. Therefore, if you are eligible and in need of financial assistance from NSFAS, your chance is NOW, you may submit your application from now until January 31, 2025.

Applicants must note that NSFAS may not accept late applications for the 2025/2026 academic year, therefore all applications and supporting documents must be submitted before the application deadline.

Qualification Criteria For NSFAS Funding 2025/2026

NSFAS Applicants must meet the following Standards before applying for financial assistance;

  • South African citizens or permanent residents
  • SASSA grant recipients
  • Applicants whose combined gross household income is not more than R350 000 per year
  • Persons with disabilities whose combined gross household income is not more than R600 000 per year.
  • Must have an email account and cell phone number.

You may Not Apply For NSFAS if:

  • You have already applied and received funding in previous years,
  • have not yet graduated on your current qualification
  • Do not intend to change from one sector to another (TVET College to University or vice-versa).

NSFAS Applicaion Form To Submit For NSFAS 2025/2026

Before you start completing the application NSFAS form, it is essential to provide the necessary documentation to support your application. The documentation  includes:

  • Consent Forms
  • Declaration Forms
  • Students with disabilities must provide: A completed and signed Disability Annexure A Form.
  • Students recognised as vulnerable children must provide: An applicant who is recognised as a vulnerable child by the Department of Social Development must provide a completed Vulnerable Child Declaration form completed by a social worker.
  • Other documents that may be required, if applicable:
  1. Retrenchment letter
  2. Death certificate/s
  3. Divorce Decree
  4. Proof of legal guardianship
  5. Marriage certificate
other documents may be required for appeal purposes eg retrenchment letter

NB: The system will produce a list of needed documents for upload based on the application type.

How To Complete The NSFAS Application Form 2025/2026

The NSFAS Application form is typically available on the official website of NSFAS during the application period. The application has been made simple, fast and easier due to the NSFAS app which is available on the Apple store and Play store. Follow the steps below to apply online for NSFAS 2025/2026:

  • Create a profile: Create a myNSFAS account via this link: or download the NSFAS App on Google Play or App Store. Your ID number will be your username.
  • Apply now: Click on the ‘Apply’ tab to update your personal information and upload your application supporting documents, as indicated.
  • Complete: Submit your application

READ MORE: How Do I Apply For NSFAS 2025-2026?

NSFAS Contact Information

  • Website:
  • Email:
  • South African students: 0860 067 327
  • International students: +27 21 763 3232
  • Physical Address: 10 Brodie Road, Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa, 7700
  • Postal Address: Private Bag X1, Plumstead, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 7801

Visit the official website of NSFAS for more information. Hope the provided information is helpful, kindly leave a comment below in the comment section.


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